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Archive for June, 2013


   Jun 30

Turtle’s mother

By Herp News Mumbai, June 30 — The phone rings. Bleary-eyed, I look at my watch. It’s 3.30 am. Part of me wants to tell the receptionist that I’m on vacation before slamming the receiver. Instead, I tell him I’ll be down in 15 minutes. This isn’t your usual holiday. You don’t wake up late, […]

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   Jun 30

Saving the Raja of India’s grasslands: new efforts to conserve the Critically Endangered Great Indian Bustard

By Herp News The Great Indian Bustard, one of India’s iconic birds, once ranged across most of the Indian subcontinent. Due to a variety of factors, however, the Great Indian Bustard is also now India’s rarest bird and faces imminent extinction. The following is an interview with Ramki Sreenivasan, co-founder of Conservation India, a group […]

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   Jun 30

nomd970's Blog – I have just put turtles in the pond and need some help

I have just put my turtles in my pond. But now I’m worried cause I don’t see them sunbave and when I give them food they don’t swim up to get it. what sould I do? …read more Read more here: Turtle Times  (791) Zoo Med Economy Analog Dual Thermometer and Humidity Gauge, 6 x […]

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   Jun 30

Reptile extravaganza is a family event in St. Charles

By Herp News Watching her first crested gecko hatchling tentatively break out of its shell and peer onto the world is something that Jennifer O’Connor will never forget.The Elgin resident joined a few hundred people at the Chicagoland Repticon show Saturday at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. Go to Source …read more Read […]

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   Jun 29

Dyz'n'Rocki's Blog – New Turtle Help

I recently found a dehydrated box turtle that had been hit by a car in the middle of the road. Rocki (the turtle) is fine and wasn’t injured by the car. However, I have never owned a turtle before, and I feel the need to be cautious about how I treat her. I would hate […]

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   Jun 29

Sea turtle with only three flippers digs nest

By Herp News A female green sea turtle has displayed a champion’s ability to overcome obstacles. The turtle was rescued from a crab trap line off Key West four years ago, with a left front flipper so badly damaged it had to be amputated. Released after rehabilitation, the turtle – nicknamed Margarita – was discovered […]

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   Jun 28

Sea turtle with only three flippers digs nest

By Herp News A female green sea turtle has displayed a champion’s ability to overcome obstacles. The turtle was rescued from a crab trap line off Key West four years ago, with a left front flipper so badly damaged it had to be amputated. Released after rehabilitation, the turtle – nicknamed Margarita – was discovered […]

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   Jun 28

Rescued turtle with 3 flippers discovered nesting on Juno Beach

By Herp News Photo courtesy of Loggerhead Marinelife Center Posted by Miranda Grossman / CBS12 News JUNO BEACH, Fla. — A female green sea turtle, once found entangled in a crab trap line, was found nesting in Tequesta, by Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (58) Exo Terra Short All Glass Terrarium, […]

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   Jun 28

Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. Provides Section 19(a) Notice

By Herp News This notice provides stockholders of Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. with information regarding the distribution paid on June 28, 2013 and cumulativ Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (211) Fluker's Repta-Clamp Lamp 8.5-Inch Ceramic with Dimmable Switch by Fluker’s (211) Buy new: $15.99 $9.45 16 used & […]

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   Jun 28

Sumatran tiger density lower than previously thought

By Herp News The critically endangered Sumatran tiger may be even rarer than previously thought, reports a study published in the journal Oryx. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (187) Fluker's 1.2-Ounce Freeze Dried Crickets by Fluker’s (187) Buy new: $10.20 $5.93 16 used & new from $5.93 Freeze Dried Crickets offer […]

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   Jun 28

Frankie Tortoise Tails – Gentlemen Start Your Engines

A long time ago, before there was a Frankie, when I was a Wanna-Be-A-Sulcata-Owner, I hung out with turtle people to learn more about sulcata tortoises. I really wanted to have a sulcata so I listened very carefully to sulcata owners for tips and advise. One of those sulcata owners had a large 20 year […]

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   Jun 28

Poll: People find snakes scary, want pet dinosaurs

While dogs are America’s most desired pet, and 21 percent of people rated snakes as the most terrifying of all animals, a hefty 18 percent say they want… a pet dinosaur. From National Geographic: Public Policy Polling interviewed 603 registered voters by telephone between June 11 and 13, asking them 36 questions relating to their […]

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   Jun 28

Koko, an adorable tortoise-shell kitten, is looking for her ‘forever’ home

By Herp News Koko is a 1-year-old tortoise-shell kitten with a medium, orange and black coat. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1193) Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, Small by Zoo Med (1193) Buy new: $15.86 30 used & new from $14.69 ReptiTherm® U.T.H. Under Tank Heaters are an ideal 24 […]

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   Jun 27

Authorities nab ringleader of poachers who killed 89 elephants in Chad

By Herp News During one night in March, horse-riding poachers slaughtered 89 elephants in Chad, including over 30 pregnant mothers. Now officials say they have caught the ringleader behind the mass-killing: Hassan Idriss, also known as Gargaf. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (198) Oxbow Critical Care Apple/Banana Pet Supplement, 141gm by […]

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   Jun 27

The neglected giraffe: world’s tallest animal in need of conservation assistance

By Herp News Just two year’s before his assassination, Julius Caesar brought to Rome one of the world’s most astonishing living creatures: a giraffe. The animal was among Caesar’s spoils from his campaign in Egypt and according to the Roman writer, Dio, the giraffe, which was arguably the first to ever touch European soil, was […]

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   Jun 27

The Lizard King: David Yow on Three Decades of Music and Mayhem

By Herp News Speaking from his current home city of Los Angeles, David Yow answers his cell with a cartoonishly protracted, “Yeeeeaaahhhello” that sounds deceptively like the start of an outgoing voice mail… Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (27) SWEETER HEATER Infrared Heater for Chicks & Pets, Overhead 11×40, 150 Watt […]

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   Jun 27

Australia aims to end Japan’s whaling

By Herp News Australia is hoping to put a permanent end to Japan’s annual slaughter of hundreds of whales in the Southern Ocean, in a landmark legal challenge that begins this week. Australia, a vocal opponent of Japan’s annual “scientific” hunts in the Antarctic, says it is confident that the international court of justice (ICJ) […]

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   Jun 27

German snake expert bitten, killed by venomous snake during presentation

A German snake expert lost his life after being bitten by a viper during an educationl presentation in France. From Time: Dieter Zorn, 53, was in the middle of a presentation about reptiles when he was bitten several times by an Aspic viper. Due to a rare allergy, he suffered a heart attack and died […]

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   Jun 27

Two-headed turtle hatches at San Antonio zoo

By Herp News SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A two-headed turtle has hatched at the San Antonio Zoo and officials have named her Thelma and Louise.         Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (77) DocSeward Snake Hook, Copperhead Series™ for Catching, Controlling, or Moving Snakes, Stainless Steel & Copper, Field […]

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   Jun 27

Two-headed turtle hatches at U.S. zoo

By Herp News A two-headed turtle has hatched at the San Antonio Zoo and officials have named her Thelma and Louise. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (455) Fluker's Buffet Blend Aquatic Turtle Food , 7.5-Ounce by Fluker’s (455) Buy new: $8.99 $5.30 16 used & new from $4.77 Fluker's Buffet Blend […]

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   Jun 26

Two-headed turtle hatches at San Antonio zoo

By Herp News SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A two-headed turtle has hatched at the San Antonio Zoo and officials have named her Thelma and Louise.         Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (610) Zoo Med Labs Mini Combo Deep Dome Dual Lamp Fixture,Black by Zoo Med (610) 15 used […]

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   Jun 26

Two-headed turtle hatches at San Antonio zoo

By Herp News SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A two-headed turtle has hatched at the San Antonio Zoo and officials have named her Thelma and Louise. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (44) Tantora Premium Grade Catappa Indian Almond Leaves Size Medium 50 Leaves 5-7 Inches by Tantora (44) Buy new: $17.99 2 […]

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   Jun 26

Ugly animals need saving, too, say scientists

There’s a new organization in the science world, the Ugly Animal Preservation Society (UAPS), “dedicated to raising the profile of some of Mother Nature’s more aesthetically challenged children.” The organization’s president, Simon Watt, is fed up with pandas getting all the attention. From Discovery News: Watt, who is also an evolutionary biologist, and his team […]

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   Jun 26

New bird species discovered in Cambodia’s largest city

By Herp News A previously unknown species of bird has been found hiding in plain sight after scientists photographed what was thought to be more abundant species at a construction site on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capitol and largest city. Subsequent analysis revealed the species to be distinct. Go to Source …read more […]

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   Jun 26

Lizard expert receives award

By Herp News Environmental award winner Hermann Frank of Timaru says he’s pleased to be recognised, but mostly he’s pleased with the local awareness of lizards and the way conservation of them has increased over the last four years. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (145) TetraFuana ReptoTreat Suprema for Aquatic Turtles/Newts/Frogs […]

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   Jun 25

In 1949, search for a giant turtle consumed Churubusco

By Herp News CHURUBUSCO, Ind. – Deep beneath the murky waters of Fulk Lake, a giant turtle – a monster, they say – trolls along the muck, looking for food and avoiding humanity. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (220) Zoo Med ReptiBreeze Open Air Screen Cage, Extra Large, 24 x 24 […]

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   Jun 25

Lizard expert receives award

By Herp News A Timaru man’s efforts to research and protect lizards has received national recognition. Hermann Frank is one of six people to receive Forest and Bird’s Old Blue Award for services to conservation this year. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (610) Zoo Med Labs Mini Combo Deep Dome Dual […]

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   Jun 25

Ancient, cow-sized knobby lizard discovered in Africa

By Herp News The eccentric animal presided over a lonely desert some 260 million years ago, when Earth was home to a single continent, Pangaea. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (209) Penn-Plax Shale Step Ledge and Cave Hide-Out Medium Aquarium Resin by Penn Plax (209) Buy new: $22.99 $14.99 16 used & […]

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   Jun 25

Reptile with knobby head that wandered ancient Earth desert described

By Herp News SEATTLE, June 25 (UPI) — U.S. paleontologists say a bizarre reptile with knobbly growths on its head roamed a vast, isolated desert about 260 million years ago. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (44) Tantora Premium Grade Catappa Indian Almond Leaves Size Medium 50 Leaves 5-7 Inches by Tantora […]

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   Jun 25

New maps highlight global conservation priorities

By Herp News What region of the world has the most imperiled mammals? Where are the most bird species found? And where are new amphibians being discovered? Indonesia and Malaysia is the answer to the first question; the Amazon, the second; and the Andes, the third. A new study in the Proceedings of the National […]

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   Jun 25

New kind of signalling mechanism in plant cells discovered

By Herp News Plants possess receptors which are similar to the glutamate receptors in the brain of humans and animals. Biochemists have discovered that these receptors do not, however, recognize the amino acid glutamate, but many other different amino acids. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (71) Zilla Reptile Habitat Décor Shale […]

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   Jun 25

Shrinking alligator penises and what they can tell us

Environmental contamination is causing some alligator populations to have difficulty reproducing. From Living Alongside Wildlife: When the sizes of penises were compared between lakes, alligators in Lake Apopka had on average 24% smaller penises than alligators in Lake Woodruff. When the time came for these juveniles to reproduce, this significant reduction in penis size made […]

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   Jun 25

The-Lizard-RNLI-host-moving-ceremony-for-families-remembering-the-loss-of-the-coaster-Ardgarry

By Herp News Byline: The Lizard RNLI host moving ceremony for families remembering the loss of the coaster Ardgarry Page Content: The Lizard RNLI lifeboat station has played host to an extraordinary gathering of families who lost relatives in a shipping disaster in December 1962. Around a hundred people came together for the first time […]

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   Jun 25

Hacienda Heights children off to see the lizard

By Herp News The Lizard Wizard visited the Hacienda Heights Library on Wedneday. The show offered a hands-on journey into the fascinating world of reptiles, amphibians and arthropods. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (228) Century T7(H) FBA_BNQ-T7H Digital Heat Mat Thermostat Controller for Seed Germination, Reptiles, 3.15 x 1.69 x 4.70, […]

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   Jun 24

Local volunteer group on early morning turtle patrol

By Herp News Sea turtle nesting season is in full swing here in the Lowcountry and a nest of turtle eggs is like gold at the end of the rainbow for one group of volunteers on Kiawah Island. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (831) Penn Plax Large Turtle Pier For Use […]

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   Jun 24

Knobbly reptile roamed vast desert

By Herp News A bizarre reptile with knobbly growths on its head roamed a vast, isolated desert about 260 million years ago, researchers say. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (228) Century T7(H) FBA_BNQ-T7H Digital Heat Mat Thermostat Controller for Seed Germination, Reptiles, 3.15 x 1.69 x 4.70, Black by Century (229) […]

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   Jun 24

Fossils of ugly reptile unearthed

By Herp News A cow-like reptile that may have been one of nature’s ugliest beasts roamed an isolated desert before the age of the dinosaurs. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (610) Zoo Med Labs Mini Combo Deep Dome Dual Lamp Fixture,Black by Zoo Med (610) 15 used & new from $27.27 […]

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   Jun 24

trevor t. turtle – getting there

upon veiws of my so far two comments the health of my turtle has soared and upon solving my fish problem i havemade a breakthrough. a couple days ago me and my family were having catfish and my little brother dropped a cooked piece in my turtles tank. trevor ate it immedently and i went […]

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   Jun 24

On guard: protecting wildlife in a heavily hunted Brazilian forest

By Herp News The Brazilian government offers tax relief to landowners who set aside areas for preservation. While this has expanded the system of private ecological reserves considerably, the Brazilian government currently lacks funding to enforce the protection of these lands from threats such as hunting, leaving the responsibility to the landowners. Go to Source […]

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   Jun 24

Over 16,000 wild mammals and birds sold in Nagaland market, India, annually

By Herp News A comprehensive survey of the wildlife sold in the markets of Tuensang has resulted in a stunning record of the wildlife trade in the state of Nagaland in northeast India, as reported in a new study published in mongabay.com’s open-access journal Tropical Conservation Science. Once a week, researchers with the Sálim Ali […]

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